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Feel (Amuro Namie)

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Artist
Amuro Namie
Album
FEEL
Released
2013.07.10 (Japan)
2013.07.19 (Hong Kong & Taiwan)
2013.07.26 (South Korea)
Catalog Number
AVCN-99001/B (CD+DVD)
AVCN-99002/B (CD+Blu-ray)
AVCN-99003 (CD)
Price
¥3,990 (CD+DVD)
¥4,410 (CD+Blu-ray)
¥3,059 (CD)
¥2,000 (Digital)
CD Tracklist
  1. Alive
  2. Rainbow
  3. Can You Feel This Love
  4. Big Boys Cry
  5. Hands On Me
  6. Heaven
  7. Poison
  8. La La La
  9. Supernatural Love
  10. Let Me Let You Go
  11. Contrail
  12. Stardust In My Eyes
Video Tracklist
  1. Alive
  2. Big Boys Cry
  3. Hands On Me
  4. Heaven
  5. Let Me Let You Go
  6. Contrail


Information

FEEL is the tenth studio album recorded by Amuro Namie. This is her first Electronic dance music orientated record, as well as her first release under the avex trax established sub-label Dimension Point. The album was released in three versions: a CD+Blu-ray edition, a CD+DVD edition and a CD edition. Much like her last record Uncontrolled the album features both Japanese and English songs and composed of many different producers. This album complete a shift in style for Amuro that was first started on her eighth studio record PAST<FUTURE in 2009. In the early 2000s Amuro started recording hip-hop and R&B music, with her sixth record being title Queen of Hip-Pop. The record was produced by many people, many of which are Foreign production teams. It is her her first album since break the rules in 2000 to not feature MICHICO or T.KURA, and only one composition from Nao'ymt ("Contrail" ending up being their last track together).

The song "Big Boys Cry" was used as Kose Esprique commercial song; "Contrail" was used as theme song for the TBS drama Sora Tobu Kouhou Shitsu. "Can You Feel This Love" was used as theme song for the Mezamashi TV program starting on April 1st, and "Hands On Me" was used as the TV commercial theme song for Recochoku.

FEEL is certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for selling over 250,000 copies.

Critical Reception

Amuro Namie promoting the album

Amuro's FEEL has seen positive reviews from the majority of music critics. It has notablely been compared to her previous record Uncontrolled which also contain quite a few English language songs written by Foreign producers. Although these things are also found FEEL, this album contains a more overall coherent sound.

The songs "Alive", "Contrail", "Hands On Me", "Heaven", "Posion", "La La La", "Supernatural Love" and "Stardust in My Eyes" were noted for being standout tracks by Random J, who gave the record seven-and-a-half stars out of ten. It has been praised for it's production values.

Oricon Chart Positions

Amuro Namie's tenth studio album FEEL reached #1 on the weekly Oricon chart, and continued to rank for 42 weeks. It sold 111,458 copies during the first day, and sold a total of 247,689 copies in the first week.

FEEL went on to sell 382,684 copies in 2013, making it the #6 album of the year; It also charted in 2014 selling 9,892 copies making it the #512 album of 2014.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 247,689
1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 52,007
1 10 6 5 4 4 5 5 24,249
3 9 7 4 5 5 4 6 15,275
4 12 7 7 7 5 6 8 9,786
6 12 8 8 7 6 7 7 8,383
6 26 16 18 16 15 13 17 4,775
11 42 32 32 30 23 24 32 3,554
18 - 34 29 30 25 32 37 2,777
21 - 46 26 25 30 49 41 1,934
23 - - 46 - 44 45 52 1,623
48 - - - - - - 92 1,380
49 - - - - - - 81 1,166
45 - - - - - - 95 941
- - - - - - - 84 1,012
- - - - - - - 110 945
- - - - - - - 115 852
- - - - - - - 107 897
- - - - - - - 95 810
- - - - - - - 136 705
- - - - - - - 130 970
- - - - - - - 109 954
- - - - - - - 130 886
- - - - - - - 136 875
- - - - - - - 135 968
- - - - - - - 121 901
- - - - - - - 193 440
- - - - - - - 185 431
- - - - - - - 227 398
- - - - - - - 231 445
- - - - - - - 218 347
- - - - - - - 212 327
- - - - - - - 248 307
- - - - - - - 138 667
- - - - - - - 155 615
- - - - - - - 175 463
- - - - - - - 223 407
- - - - - - - 275 349
- - - - - - - 278 383
- - - - - - - 255 289
- - - - - - - out for 7 weeks
- - - - - - - 275 249
- - - - - - - 280 235
- - - - - - - out for 170 weeks
- - - - 47 - - 216 348
- - - - - - - 254 289
- - - - - - - 290 201
Year Month Rank Sales
2013 July 1 339,220
2013 August 12 26,498
  • Total Sales: 393,414

World Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Position 2 8 x x

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